NATM Buying Group announced Tuesday that La Curacao has become a member. La Curacao, a top 100 electronics and appliance retailer in the United States, operates 10 stores in the Southern California and Orange County area.
Diana Ross wasn’t the only star at Monster Cables’ annual Retail Awards ceremony at this year’s CES. Dozens of the industry’s top retailers also shared the spotlight as Head Monster Noel Lee honored them for exceptional sales of Monster products during these difficult times.
1 1 Dell 37.43 B 36.28 B 3.17 37.43 B 36.28 B 1 N/A 1 Dell Way Round Rock, TX 78682 512-338-4400 www.dell.com Michael Dell Public, EO (MO/Web) 2 2 Best Buy 22.48 B 19.45 B 15.58 29.97 B 26.65 B 858 742 7601 Penn Ave. South Richfield, MN 55423 612-291-1000 www.bestbuy.com Bradbury H. Anderson Public, ATVM (+Web) 3 3 Wal-Mart 23.49 B 21.68 B 1.81 234.87 B 216.77 B 3,689 3,461 702 SW Eighth St. Bentonville, AR 72716 479-273-4000 www.walmartstores.com H. Lee Scott Jr. Public, MM (+Web) 4 4 Circuit City 11.93 B 10.79 B 10.56 11.93 B 10.79 B 653 631 9950 Maryland Dr. Richmond, VA 23233 804-527-4000 www.circuitcity.com Philip J. Schoonover Public, EO (+Web) 5 5 Staples 8.1 B 7.23 B 12.03 15.41 B 13.85 B 1,576 1,491 500 Staples
By David Dritsas MP3 was the king of CES. The category that exploded last year has now entrenched itself in consumer electronics and is seeding itself across the industry. No longer just a PC-based digital audio format, MP3 is evolving into other product categories and diversifying itself into different formats, while the portable player practically becomes a commodity product. One of the more interesting and expanding realms of digital audio is the application of Internet radio. At CES, several companies showed new products that allow consumers to enjoy Internet-based radio stations without using a PC. Only an Internet connection is needed. Later this year, Philips will begin